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Harrisburg, Ill. city council approves purchase of police K-9

Harrisburg Police Department is hoping to switch dispatch services.
Harrisburg Police Department is hoping to switch dispatch services.((Source: KAIT))
Published: Dec. 4, 2020 at 4:39 PM CST
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HARRISBURG, Ill. (KFVS) - At the December 3 meeting, the Harrisburg city council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a K-9 for the police department.

According to the police department’s Facebook post, the K-9 “will be a full service dog that will detect narcotics, track persons, search buildings, search for articles, and apprehend suspects.” The K-9 will be partnered with Harrisburg Officer Ross Bergman.

Next, the department will begin the process of choosing a vendor to evaluate and test dogs and send the K-9 team to the 10-week training course at the Illinois State Police Academy.

Harrisburg police expect the K-9 team will be in full service by May of 2021.

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